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's eddie vedder. >> if you educate yourself on the case, i think you find out they are truly innocent. >> larry: the dixie chicks' natalie maines and actor johnny depp speak out in their defense. >> someone is going to do something. >> larry: do they know something the jury didn't? find out next on "larry king live." >> larry: joining us from little rock, arkansas, eddie vedder, lead vocalist and guitarist for pearl jam, natalie maines, the lead vocalist for the dixie chicks and lorri echols, wife of damien echols, one of the west memphis three convicted of murdering three little boys. echols was interviewed on this program a while back. married lorri in a prison ceremony. and reardon, the lawyer for damien e krchlt playmates, were found beaten to death, naked and bound in shallow water. one of the boys was dismembered. >> damien, any comment about the story? >> did you do it? >> reporter: police arrested three teenagers, including an alleged devil-worshipping ringleader named damien echols. at trial prosecutors used echols' own words from his bizarre writings to convince the jury tha
>> larry: celebrities fight to free them. pearl jam's eddie vedder. >> you educate yourself on the case depp speak out in their defense. >> someone is going to do something. >> larry: do they know something the jury didn't? find out next on "larry king live." >> larry: joining us from little rock, arkansas, eddie vedder, the lead vocalist and guitarist for pearl jam. natalie maines, the lead vocalist of the dixie chicks. lorri davis, the wife of damien echols. damien echols is one of the three men known as the west memphis three. convicted in the 1993 murders of three young boys. echols is on death row. and as you know was interviewed on this program a while back. you'll be seeing repeated parts of that along the way. lorri married damien in a prison wedding ceremony in 1999. and dennis reardon, the attorney for damien echols. before we get to our guests, here's our ted rowlands with more on how we got here in this tragic case. >> reporter: may 1993, the gruesome murders of three 8-year-old boys shocked west memphis, arkansas. stevie branch, christopher byers and michael moo
of this hour to a discussion about the controversy swirling around bishop eddie long. among those joinings tonight ted hag art a man who faced his own sexual scandal while still a minister. there he is live. he'll join us in just a bit but first 60 seconds catch you up on today's top stories. >>> the torrential rains in the upper midwest are gone but the water left behind is causing big problems. thursday's downpours have told a week end of cresting creeks and rivers in parts of minnesota and wisconsin. no reports of deaths or injuries though but flooding is expected to last through the weekend. >>> the obama administration is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of the father of a fugitive militant onwar alalochi. the yemeni-american father's claims the government wants to assassinate his son. would require the closure of highly sensitive national security information. the u.s. officials believe helped recruit the nigerian suspect accused of trying to blow up the northwest airlines' flight as it landed in detroit on christmas day. >>> a federal judge is ordering the air for
charges from a 23-year-old who says bishop eddie long is a predator. that's the word he used. that is coming up in a moment. >>> we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. sam is tracking it for us at the weather board. >> good morning, george and robin. we'll talk a little about this storm. it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain. take a look at floridians preparing for you had to sandbag yesterday. this storm was south of cuba yesterday and dropped as much as six inches of rain in some locations. so, everybody's getting ready for what will be a big flooding shog thctio moisture all the way from cuba up to the carolinas. and heavy rain from miami, ft. lauderdale, and west palm beach. that's expected today. here's what the hurricane center has on the storm. it's going ve l big powerfurast in northern new england. but it will get some kind o
church outside of atlanta where bishop eddie long in the pulpit of his atlanta-based mega church expected to speak during this service. it will be the first time he has spoken since four men filed lawsuits against him claiming they were sexually abused by the mega church masstor. from cnn, this is cnn "sunday morning," 8:00 a.m. in atlanta, 6:00 a.m. in fayetteville, arkansas. good morning, i'm in for t.j. holmes, my name is drew griffin. thank you for starting the day with us. >>> let's check our top stories now. the pentagon says it bought and did burn thousands of copies of an army officer's memoirs to protect national security. the pentagon says that book, "operation dark heart," contained sensitive details about u.s. operations in afghanistan. written by lieutenant colonel anthony schaefer who says the government is trying to suppress his story of black operations in afghanistan. >>> one person dead, four others hospitalized after a shooting here near seat animal -- seton hall university. jessica moore after a man tried to crash a party, failed, and returned are a gun. he opened fire
part of this hour to a discussion about the controversy swirling around bishop eddie long. among those joining us ted haggard a man who faced his own sex scandal while a minister but first we want to catch up on the top stories. they are drying out in the upper midwest but the water left behind from recent storms is causing big problems. torrential downpours have led to days of rising flood waters in parts of minnesota and wisconsin. no reports of deaths or injuries though. but the flooding is expected to last throughout the weekend. a federal judge is ordering the air force to reinstate an openly lesbian flight nurse. major margaret witt was discharged in 2007 under the military's don't ask don't tell policy but the judge ruled the discharge violated witt's constitutional rights. this past week the senate blocked a defense bill that would have repealed don't ask don't tell. a watch dog group for the separation of church and state is criticizing a concert staged today at fort bragg, carolina. the rock the for the event was put on by the billy graham evangelistic association which has s
'll devote the better part of this hour to the controversy swirling around bishop eddie long. ted haggard faced his own sex scandal. but we want to catch up on some of the top stories. >>> the water left behind in the midwest from recent storms is causing big problems. torrential downpours caused flooding. it's expected to last throughout the weekend. >>> a federal judge is ordering the air force to reinstate an openly lesbian flight nurse. major margaret witt was discharged in 2007 under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. but the judge said it violated witt's constitutional rights. they blocked a bill that would have repealed the "don't ask, don't tell." >>> the separation of church and state watchdog group staged at fort bragg, north carolina. it was put on by the billy graham evangelistic association, which has staged similar events on other u.s. military bases. critics said the gathering blurred the line between the state, in this case, the military and religion. >>> the leader of one of the biggest churches in america is under siege right now because of a string of sexual
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by urging the dismissal of a suit filed against the u.s. government. and bishop eddie long is facing another allegation of sexual misconduct. a fourth lawsuit has been filed against the pastor. and a federal judge has ruled against a military's don't ask, don't tell policy. we'll hear from an openly gay former air force nurse who was just reinstated years after her discharge. >>> up first, national security and the case of yemeni american clairic al awlaki. the obama administration is asking the judge to dismiss a case filed on behalf of the cleric's father. chris, what is this suit about and why is this administration trying to have it dismissed? >> what's going on is the fact that the u.s. government is claiming that they have a state secret privilege. in other words, they feel that to grant this injunction would expose a lot of the ways in which the military and intelligence officials are operating around the globe to fight terrorists. you've got two issues here. on one hand, the aclu is saying awlaki, even though he lives in yemen, is still a united states citizen and u.s. officials have
>>> good morning, sexual allegations mounting against eddie long. he prepares to address the scandal from the pulpit tomorrow morning. >>> the planned islamic center and mosque near ground zero, a source of contention even among the people who are behind it. we're going to tell you what's fueling the in-fighting now. >>> and paying tribute to the african medal award honor with words and with deeds. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> first we'll look at the top stories. keeping the case of the militant cleric out of the courts. on war a >> he captured or killed. he's suing them. the government wants the lawsuit dismissed saying it requires the u.s. to disclose highly classified information. >>> the fbi searching homes and offices in minneapolis and chicago, all part of what it calls the materiel support of terrorism. one activist says he and others were served s e ed subpoenas toy before the grand jury. no one arrested. >>> two astronauts and one cosmonaut back on earth. the soyuz spacecraft landed in kazakhstan this morning. the return delayed a day after an unduck
recuperes qué vas a hacer. carlos. irme para mi país. después de pensar mucho. carlos y eddie deudo decidieron que regresaron a su país. ahorita no sentimos cansado y así no sé. pero cansado. y fracasado >>> y qué decir >>> ellos se gastaron el poco dinero que tenía en llegar a arraigado y pasaron la tarde con la esperanza de juntos suficientemente si el regreso no es suficiente lo esperan mijos con hambre y necesidad >>> carlos tiene tres pequeños y eddie dos >>> ni siquiera tienen dinero para contar que están vivos por eso le préstamo un teléfono. está llorando >>> y lo saben allá de los 61 puertos >>> y de que se ven y están en riesgo. muchachos que me acaban de hablar de que tren llega a las diez la noche. aunque un pocos a un sdis tid de seguir otros quieren seguir el peligro y enfrentar el viaje y por eso vamos a despedir >>> y aunque vimos el tren a los lejos a las tres de la madrugada aún en llegaba >>> y por eso decimos llevar aquí y hugo insistió mostrando como durmió wirth. como es que vailg viaja la gente aquí. se ponen la casa. y tiene que meterse así.
-american world war ii veteran, received a medal of honor, and we talk to his family today. >>> plus bishop eddie long in the pulpit of his atlanta mega church expected to speak this morning for the first time since four men filed lawsuits against him claiming sexual abuse. from cnn center, this is "cnn sunday morning." it's 6:00 a.m. here in atlanta. 1:00 p.m. in baghdad. good morning. i'm drew griffin in for t.j. holmes. we want to welcome with pride our troops watching on the armed forces network in iraq and afghanistan. thanks for starting your day with us. >>> also coming up over the next 90 minutes, protecting state secrets or going too far. the defense department buys and then destroys thousands of copies of this book, written by an army reserve officer. a book disclosing secret operations in afghanistan. a department spokesman says the book titled "operation dark heart" contained information that could damage national security. the author, a lieutenant colonel, said the action, quoting here, smacks of retaliation. >>> believe it or not, this bird, that one there, it's under arrest. police
. bishop eddie long denies anything happened but his victims are painting a dirty picture of this man of god. >> why you can sit in front of church and tell them that you categorically deny it, you can't say that to our face and you know. this you are not a man. you are a mon stern. >> reporter: one of four men suing -- monster. >> reporter: one of four men suing eddie long talks about his abuse and shame. >> this man abused us from childhood. >> reporter: paris is 23 now and says the pastor gave him cash, clothes and trips to lure him during his teen years and in exchange told him to call him daddy. >> this man turned his back on us when he had no more need for us. that's not a father. that's a predator. >> reporter: on sunday bishop eddie long spoke out for the first time equating the lawsuit to a fight of biblical proportions. >> i feel like david against goliath. but i got five rocks and i haven't thrown one yet. >> reporter: there was no denial in his sunday sermon. the city of atlanta is reacting to the scandal. >> he was very convincing. you know, i find it hard to believe that
state. >>> and end of an era, hollywood actor eddie fisher is dead at >>> and end of an era, hollywood actor eddie fisher is dead at the age of 82. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm amara sohn. >>> yesterday, divided democrats punted on a serve to move to after november. good morning, tracie potts. >> reporter: good mornin the senate has confirmed what the housesaid, that this is not going to happen before you go to the polls in november. senate democrats got together, but could notagree on how to move forward. the iss is whether or not to preserve the bush tax cuts for everyone or just for the middle class and let taxes go up on the wealthy. it is a political hot potato headed into november, not one that the democrats now say they want to touch before you go to the polls. however, what they did back, a small business bill, $30 billion, a new fund to help small businesses get loans. this was mainly a democratic issue. the idea here is that if businesses have more cash, they'll hire people, buy equipment, expand and help pull this economy out
controversial bishop eddie long says he'll fight allegations of sex abuse but admits he is not a perfect man. i'm russ mitchell. also tonight, the next round in the tax cut fight. top democrats now say they'll put off a vote until after the election. mideast peace talks at a crossroads as israel's moratorium on west bank settlement construction expires tonight. and making whoopie, just how did this delicacy of cake layers and filling get its name? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. the public pressure has been building for days as four young men filed lawsuits charging sexual abuse by georgia pastor eddie long. this morning bishop long faced his mega church, his congregation and addressed the charges, vowing to fight them even as he did not unequivocally deny them. mark strassmann was there. >> glory, glory, glory, glory, glory hallelujah. >> reporter: for these georgia faithful, sunday services hit close to their spiritual home, allegations of sinful sexual conduct against their own pastor, bisho
will find out, along with the rest of you, who is with andrea. >> eddie: thank you very much, bob. peyton manning declined to be interviewed after this game so we are pleased to have the defensive star dwight freeney with us. now, why were you able to get to eli manning the way that you did tonight? >> i think it has a lot to do with what we do every day. it's about training and practice and about the colts who are around here. we get after quarterbacks is what we do. especially when we get leads. opportunity to make some plays happen. >> eddie: you and robert mathis are the masters of the sack fumble. you had two tonight. how are you able to take advantage of particularly giants left tackle david diehl? >> i think every time we go after the quarterback, running back, we are trained to go ahead and cause that fumble. i think, you know, probably originate lawrence taylor on that and i grew up watching him. robert does a great job. whenever we get an opportunity we try to strip the ball. >> eddie: uncharacteristic way to start the season last week with a loss. how important was it for you t
will find out, along with e rest of you, who is with andrea. >> eddie: thank you very much, bob. peyton manning declined to be interviewed after this game so we are pleased to have the defensive star dwight freeney with us. now, why were you le to get to e manning the way that you did tonight? >> i think it has a lot to do with what we do every day. it's about training and practice d about the colts who are around here. we geafter quarterbacks is what we do. especially when we get leads. opportunity to make some plays happen. >> eddie: you anrobert mathis are the masters of the sack fumble. you had two tonight. how are you able to take advantage of particularly giants left tackle david diehl? >> i think every time we go after the quarterback, running back, we are trained to go ahead and cause that fumble. i think, you know, probably oginate lawrence taylor on that and i grew up watching him. robert does a great job. whenever we get an opportunity we try to strip the ball. >> eddie: uncharacteristic way to start the season last week with a loss. how important was it for you to come out s
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this morning. four men now say bishop eddie young lurd them into sexual relationships when they were teens. bishop long has denied all of the allegations. i'm joined now live by the reverend eugene rivers, pastor of the izuzu christian community and a msnbc political analyst. how are you doing? >> i'm well, alex thank you. and you? >> i'm well, thank you. first of all, your reaction to what's happening there in georgia? >> first, prayers to the family, the wife and the kids and secondly, regardless of how this turns out, it's a tragedy. if it turns out that the allegations are false, he -- i don't know how he recovers. if it turns out that the allegations are true or some portion of them are true, he is effectively destroyed this multi million dollar ministry that he spent the last 20 years building. >> and it's a ministry that he went from 300 condegree gants to 25,000 people. >> that's right. >> now, it is important, reverend, to emphasize that bishop long has denied all of these allegations against him. having said that, how does a congregation police a man of god? who is he responsible
emerging from the latest lawsuit against mega church minister eddie long. this is the fourth lawsuit just this week. all young men who claim the bishop engaged them in a sexual relationship when they were teens. he is denying the allegations. >>> it is 8:00 a.m. here in atlanta, 5:00 in pine bluff, arkansas. good morning to you. i'm drew griffin in for t.j. this morning. thanks for starting your day with us. >>> let's check the top stories. a greater sense of security in the nation's largest subway system. 500 additional surveillance cameras online this morning and up and running in new york's underground. police say the goal is to better prevent crime and possible terror attacks on the subway system. a plane bound for pakistan made an emergency landing in stockholm, sweden, early this morning. police have now arrested one passenger. authorities say a tipster called to say the man was carrying explosives. police have yet to confirmed that story. all 260 people on board the plane have been evacuated. they are okay. >>> in south florida, no arrests yet after friday's bizarre bank robbery. t
next week. >>> bishop eddie long at the pulpit saying he's ready to fight. this days after lawsuits are filed against him alleging he coerced young men into sex. a discussion with our panel. and the pentagon destroys books, one author's work is rubbing the military the wrong way. he'll join us in the 4:00 eastern hour to talk about the pentagon's decision. and a student film on steroids now going viral on the web. we'll check out all of the top clips from this week coming up in the 5:00 eastern hour. with television cameras rolling and a jam packed congregation listening, megachurch leader eddie long took to the pulpit today for the first time in days to address allegations he sexually abused young men. four lawsuits filed against him last week claim that he coerced young men into sexual relationships during overnight trips and then lavished them with expensive gifts. here's how bishop long responded this morning. [ applause ] >> there have been allegations and attacks made on me. i have never in my life portrayed myself as a perfect man. but i am not the man that's being portrayed
new to drew griffin in atlanta as bishop eddie long is preparing to give his press conference. >>> candy, thanks. great show. this is developing coverage of eddie long's troubles at the new birth ministry baptist church in lithonia out of atlanta. bishop eddie long just about an hour ago spoke for the first time in a week since these allegations arose. there he is standing with his wife, meeting his congregation at the 8:00 a.m. service. it was just about 9:00 a.m. when the bishop emerged, of hugg-- w hugged and greeted by applause from a huge congregation. they listened to what in the beginning sounded like a sermon on the gospel and hard times. toward the end, bishop long spoke specifically about the charges he is facing, four young men accusing him of coercing hi them into a sexual encounter. here's what he had to say. >> there have been allegations and attacks made on me. i have never in my life portrayed myself as a perfect m man. but i am not the man that's being portrayed on the television. [ cheering and applause ] >> that's not me. that is not me. i am not a perfect m
first. i'm kyra phillips s and you're live in the cnn newsroom. >>> bishop eddie long leads one of the largest churches in the country but today accused of betraying the trust of those that follow him. two men filed lawsuits claiming he coerced them into sexual relationships when they were teenagers. he is a national known minister and the claims are shocking in contrast to the public image. he crusade against homosexual y homosexuality. the success as a pastor is undeniable. two decades after taking over a small church, the followers number 25,000. spokesperson for eddie long denies the allegations but it's sending shock waves through the empire. ed lavandera is here with a closer look. shocked not only the empire but so many people of faith. >> well, no. the reach of eddie long for those of you that don't know much about him, you can't deny it. internationally renowned minister. sells books. author of ten books. he's got a spiritual empire he's developed so we're talking about a very influential person and to get you a sense, we have been hearing this morning from a spokesper
relationships. eddy long stood at the pulpit defending himself at georgia's new birth missionary baptist church. >> as i said earlier, i am not a perfect man. but this thing i'm going to fight. and i want you to know one other thing. i feel like david against goliath. but i got five rocks and i haven't thrown one yet. >> that was the first time long spoke publicly about the accusations. martin savidge has been digging deeper into long's background. what did you make of yesterday's sermon? >> by his own admission, bishop eddy long said the past week has been the most difficult experience he's had to endure. in fact, most of his parishioners would say exactly the same thing which is why they were so anxious to hear what their pastor had to say. standing before an overflowing crowd of congregants in the mega church he built, bishop eddy long was in no mood to back down. >> there have been allegations and attacks made on me. i have never in my life portrayed myself as a perfect man. but i am not the man that's being portrayed on the television. that's not me. that is not me. >> it was long's first
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having sex with him. they said eddie long had sex with them in exchange for cars. both were 16 at the time. one is now 21 and the other 20 years old. long denies the allegation. >>> no comment from aretha franklin tonight. but detroit police record that eddie franklin was treated and released from the hospital. he has yet to file a police report of that incident. two men and a woman may have been involved in the attack. eddie franklin has recorded in the past with his mother. >>> the obama administration continuing to encourage drivers to wrap their hands around the wheel instead of their smart phones. officials putting together a distracted drivers summit this week. administration leaders also pushing to truck drivers from sending text messages while hauling hazardous material. >> my advice to people is when you get in a car, put your texting device in the glove compartment. that's the safest way to drive. >> right now congress considering legislation for all states to ban texting by drivers. >>> bleachers collapsed in brazil injured more than 200 people. all of a sudden the s
ministers in the country. bishop eddie long of the new birth missionary baptist church outside atlanta. three men are suing bishop long accusing him of enticing them with cars, clothes, expensive jewelry in exchange for sexual favors. these are just allegations at this point but what makes them so startling is bishop long is leader of a mega church with 25,000 members but a major opponent of same-sex marriage and homosexuality. here's some of what he's preached in the past about gays and lesbians. >> and the problem today and the reason why society is like it is is because men are being feminized and women are becoming masculine. >> and everybody knows it's dangerous to enter an exit. you cannot say i was born this way. i don't care what scientists say. you can be converted. you were not born that way. let me pray with you. let me tell you, don't you be conformed to this world but be transformed, i don't know what i am. take your clothes down and i'll show you who you are. >> that's video from the southern poverty law center. these are photographs provided by the lawyer involved in thi
a look at a podium at which the pastor eddie long, the embattled pastor of a megachurch there in atlanta, is expected to stand there shortly coming up. he's expected to be accompanied by his wife, his attorney, as well as attorneys for the ministry. and he will be talking about allegations of sexual abuse and coercion of four teenage young men into acts apparently, he's reported to have given them lavish jewelry, even cars, vacations, these all allegations by these four. he will address these allegations coming up shortly. but earlier he did hold the first of two morning church services at that megachurch which about 10,000 people attended. let's listen to part of what he said to the congregation. >> i have never in my life portrayed myself as a perfect m man. but i am not the man that's being portrayed on the television. [ cheers and applause ] >> again, that is bishop eddie long, the pastor at the center of the sex scandal, speaking to the congregation in georgia just a short while ago. and again, four men have accused bishop long of coaxing them into sexual relationships when they wer
. >>> and the senate had questions about bishop eddie long and other mega church pastors back in 2007. but that whole investigation just kind of faded away. we're trying to find out why. >>> i'm kyra phillips and you are live in "the cnn newsroom." >>> americans had been tuning in to jon stewart and steven colbert for reliable come eddic relief from the news, right? it's hard to tell where the sarcasm and satire end and the serious begins. you see newsmakers going on "the daily show" to talk about very sere youz topics. last night king abdullah of jordan had a warning about middle east peace talks. >> the discussions that we had in washington started out better than any of us could have expected. both sides made a lot of ground. and if the issues of settlements on the table on the 30th, everybody walks away and how will we get people back to the table? i don't see that happening in the near future so if we fail on the 30th, expect another war by the end of the year. >> did you hear? the king of jordan talking about war by the end of the year on comedy central. you just can't help but notice that stew
scandal involving well known atlanta pastor eddie long. a fourth man has filed a lawsuit against bishop long, claiming the mega church leader coerced him into sex. long is expected to respond during a church service tomorrow. marty savidge is covering this story, we don't know exactly what the pastor's going to say, we just know that he'll be speaking publicly before his congregation. for the first time since these allegations came to the surface. >> we'll get to them in a minute. since the first lawsuit came out, there had always been a kind of speculation going on that there were going to be more lawsuits to come. we eventually saw two of them, we saw three yesterday afternoon, late in the day. we saw suit number four. this one comes from spencer la grand. he's a young man that was not actually a member of the congregation at the new birth church in atlanta, but instead in charlotte, north carolina where there's a satellite church for new birth. it was in 2005 he met bishop long. they met over the telephone, they started meeting in person, to the point where bishop long invited this y
a fat theo huck stable with a drug habit. >> i love theo. >> eddie, come out of the closet. eddie lawn and an amazing gay name. don't waste eddie lawn. >> i thought his last name was long. >> do you ever indulge in things you condemn? >> yeah, but he brought his fantasies to action. i like porn, but i don't want it to actually happen. i like to watch a girl with a lot of guys, but it is hard enough to tell one dude you are too tired. imagine trying to explain to six guys, hey, can be feels bloated, rain check. group cuddle? >> happens to me all the time. what is it like to strangle a possum with your bear hand? amy schumer explains the only way she gets off. and has office sex gone the way of the t-rex? t-rex is extinct, right? >>> it helped form a bond stronger than something really strong. i speak not of poli-department but of -- poli-dent, but abstinence. he said abstinence is kind of awesome. crowder muses on why abstinence is a punch line despite offering benefits to being friends without benefits. it leads to approximately jeer row std's and there are studysthat show successful m
to georgia where sex abuse allegations involving a prominent pastor, eddie long are rocking one of the biggest known african-american mega churches in the south. ron, tell us about this story. >> reporter: hey there, savannah. good morning. this town is all abuzz over these allegations. three lawsuits filed in this courthouse behind me containing lurid details, involving one of the best-known pastors in this country, eddie long who heads the 25,000-member new birth missionary baptist church on the east side of the atlanta metro area. a lot of his members who have spoken publicly are in disbelief over these allegations. they say they can't believe that any of this is true, especially considering one of the young men charging eddie long and the church with improper behavior was arrested over the summer in june for a burglary at the church. now, eddie long has not spoken publicly, but this morning, through his attorney issued this statement from craig gillen. >> let me be clear, the charges against me and new birth are false. i have devoted my life to helping others. and these fals
. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. we start with this developing story. bishop eddie long went before his congregation this morning to address for the first time allegations of sexual misconduct with young men in his congregation. never before has long faced such salacious and disturbing charges made by four men who said their pastor coerced them into sexual situations when they were teenagers. now after a lengthy wait, bish op long finally spoke the words many in his congregation were waiting to hear and cnn's martin savage was there. >> reporter: standing before an overflowing crowd of congress gants in the megachurch he built, bishop eddie long was in no mood to back down. >> there have been allegations and attacks made on me. i have never in my life portrayed myself as a perfect man but i am not the man that's being portrayed on the television. that's not me. that is not me. >> it was long's first public comments since four young men filed lawsuits accusing him of his spiritual position and the church's wealth to coerce them into sex. so many came to hear what long had to s
of a growing sex scandal. four men are acution bishop eddie long of pressuring them into sexual relationships back when they were teens. the bishop long has denied those charges through his lawyer. today we are expecting to hear from the bishop himself. ron mott is in lithonia georgia, with more. >> somebody needs to celebrate that moment. >> reporter: he's used to having audiences hang on his every word. toorksd eddie long's congregation is likely to be wrapped with attention like never before. long was sued in civil court by four former male members of his new birth mega church in georgia and a satellite church in north carolina. >> the manipulation starts at 14 or 15. so that basically they're indock rinnated into this man and then he goes forward with that next phase. the law may not recognize it as child molestation, but i assure you that manipulation of someone like this and abusing the pastoral relationship that way, that is not consent. >> reporter: long avoided the public spotlight this week, instead issuing messages through a spokesperson and his attorney who read a statement on a n
crusades against homosexuality accused of bullying young men into sex. a spokesperson for bishop eddie long calls the lawsuit a shakedown. >>> bureaucrats who ran the small town of bell, california, arraigned this hour. the prosecutor says they used the town as their personal piggy bank. >> new provisions of the health care law are kibing in. >>> good morning, i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here, right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> a mega church pastor facing a monumental legal battle. bishop eddie long, leader of a 25,000 member congregation here in atlanta denies allegations that he used his position to coerce two young men into sexual relationships when they were teenagers. >> angels were flying around my bed all night all day! >> reporter: bishop eddie long's fiery sermons have made her a revered evangelical pastor. >> eddie long offers himself up as this kind of man's man, the quintessential man. he's a successful businessman. he's a successful preacher. he has a beautiful family. he drives a fancy car. he wears customed tailored cloenls, and in some ways some wo
they are infected. that compares to an overall american hiv rate of just 0.5%. >>> 1950s entertainer eddie fisher who sparked one of the greatest showbiz scandals of the 20th century when he left his wife for elizabeth taylor has died. he died due to complications from recent hip surgery. eddie fisher was 82. >> and now here's a look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,662 after falling 76 points yesterday. the s&p lost 9 points and the nasdaq dipped 7. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei dropped 94 points. but in hong kong, the hang seng was up 71. >>> experts may be saying the recession is over, but until investors see improvement on the jobs front, markets are likely to remain unsteady. initial claims for jobless claims rose unexpectedly yesterday for the first time in five kweex. investors see that as a red flag that companies are still cutting back. >>> a slight improvement of existing home sales in august failed to offset concerns in europe. there were concerns that recent european austerity measures may not be enough. >>> the food
will join us, and i'm going to ask some tough questions. >>> when eddie long preaches, ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] every business day, bank of america lends billions of dollars, to individuals, institutions, schools, organizations and businesses. ♪ working to set opportunity in motion. bank of america. . >>> when bishop eddie long speaks, thousands packed into his mega church in atlanta listen. now long faces serious allegations of sexual miscond t misconduct. were filed yesterday in a lawsuit. long denies the allegations that two young men accuse him of coercing them into sexual acts. during his tenure long has call far national ban on same-sex marriage. long is the pastor of the sprawling new mission baptist church which boasts 25,000 members and he has a global tv ministry. when he took over at that time there were only about 150 members. cnn's ed lave andera joins us live. >> reporter: as you might imagine this story has sent shock waves not only through the church here just outside atlanta but across the world. as you mentioned, bishop eddie long has a spiritual empire that reaches aroun
they are infected. that compares to an overall american hiv rate of just 0.05%. >>> 1950s entertainer eddie fisher who sparked one of the greatest show business scandals when he left debbie reynolds for elizabeth taylor has died. he died due to complications from recent hip surgery. eddie fisher was 82. . >>> now here's your "first look" at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,6662 after falling 76 points yesterday. the s&p lost 9 points and nasdaq dipped 7. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo the sneak say shed 4 points. >>> until investors see improvement on the jobs front, markets are likely to remain unsteady. initial claims for jobless and -- jobless aid rose unexpectedly for the first time in five weeks and investors see that as a red flag that companies are still cutting back. >>> a slight improvement in sales of existing homes in august failed to offset foreign financial worries. weak data out of ireland and germany fueled concerns that recent european austerity measures may not be enough. >>> the food and drug administration is putting new restri
over sex abuse accusations. >> lawyers for bishop eddie long have strongly denied that he traded sexual favors for cash, cars and other gifts. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: bishop eddie long is considered one of the most anti-gay pastors in the country, who once said that homosexuality is a spiritual abortion. if today's accusations are true, he might regret the day he led thousands through the streets of atlanta in protest of gays and same-sex marriage. >> woman and woman and man and man is not right. so, that's why i stand by the bishop. >> reporter: in the lawsuits, filed by three, young men he recruited into the youth ministry at his gigantic church outside atlanta, they describe him as a sexual predator who pushed them into sex, lavished them with expensive gifts, and sent them these photos, texts and e-mails when they were above the legal age of consent, but just 16 and 17 years old. they say he certainly doesn't look like a bishop here. >> what pastor in his right mind sends a picture of himself posing in a bathroom in a muscle shirt? none. none that i know of. >> rep
shares his one day experience of being a -- with members of congress. >>> eddie fisher is being remembered today. his career was overshadowed by his marriages to debbie reynolds and elizabeth taylor. his daughter says he died from complications from hip surgery. he divorced reynolds in 1959 to marry elizabeth taylor who later divorced him for richard burton. >> i feel badly when anyone passes on. so naturally my children are very upset that eddie had to pass on. but he wasn't well at all. the last years have not been kind. so, now he's in a nice place. god has taken him on to another place where he will be happier. >> reporter: when fisher married debbie reynolds in 1955 they were tout touted as america's favorite couple. their daughter carrie fisher became a star herself known for the star wars film. >>> part funny and part odd stephen colbert's appearance on captiol hill. he was invited to speak before a committee examining the use of immigrant workers but because of the media attention, representative conyers asked him to leave the room. >> i'm here at the invitation of the c
. >>> we turn to developing news now. eddie long went before his -- the allegations of sexual misconduct. long -- such disturbing charges made by four young men who said their pastor coerced them into sexual situations. >> as i said earlier, i am not a perfect man, but this thing, i'm going to fight. and i want you to know one other thing. i feel like david against goliath. i've got five rocks and haven't thrown one yet. martin savidge was at this morning's service and he's filed this report. >> reporter: standing before an overflowing crowd in the megachurch he built, bishop eddie long was in no mood to back down. >> there have been allegations and attacks made on me. i have never in my life portrayed myself as a perfect man. but i am not the man that's being portrayed on the television. that's not me. that is not me. >> reporter: it was long's first public comments since four young men filed lawsuits against him, accusing him of using his position to coerce them into having sex. so many came to hear what long had to say, traffic was still snarled as the service began. what do you hope
of the nation's largest church is being accused of sexual misconduct. two men are accusing the bishop eddie law about -- for sexual misconduct. >> the lawyer denies the allegations against the client. this is a burban in atlanta church. >> a long time social study's teacher who was charged with sexual abuse of a minor was found guilty. he will spend some time in jail. petterson taught the boy in middle school, invited him in to his home, and he touched him inappropriately. >> there is a new tool on the website to help people find jobs. governor o'malley has encouraged those to post their jobs on the maryland website. >> if you would like to see your resumes on the air, you can e-mail us, and we will call you to come in, give the 20 second pitch, and we will put you on the air and on our website. >> he was monkeying around, but not everybody is laughing. >> one man's practical joke could land him in prison. >> if you are wondering how the trains and buses are moving along, let's go to m mark -- jones. >> 870 is running with a 10 minute delay. the 24 and 64 is about 10 minutes late. the 10 and 30
-known pastor is growing. a fourth lawsuit has been filed against bishop eddie long alleging he coerced young men into sex. long is expected to directly respond to the allegations or at least speak publicly tomorrow. cnn's martin savidge has the story and is joining us with the latest. is he likely to directly talk about this incident or is it that he's going to be in the public, going to carry on a sermon, pretend it didn't happen? >> that's the big question. that's what everybody wants to know. what is bishop long going to say tomorrow. clearly all eyes on the pulpit, looking at what the bishop of the new baptist missionary church will have to say. in advance of this public meeting he'll speak out about allegations made on him rumors flied on the internet. i want to read to you from his spokesman. the rumor that bishop eddie long is stepping down -- and there was that rumor on the internet -- is absolutely false. he will continue to be the senior pastor of new birth missionary baptist church. then yesterday bishop long held, we are told, a conference call with other members of the leadershi
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